Baker & Taylor Celebrates University Presses


In honor of University Press Week (November 6-11), Baker & Taylor celebrates university presses for their significant accomplishments over the past year. We wish to congratulate our university-press partners for successfully fulfilling the American Association of University Press’ mission statement, which in part calls for its members to “fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society.” AAUP members have stepped up to the challenges of a transitional publishing environment by continuing to publish excellent trade and scholarly books, a wide range of titles that collectively have a broad appeal, garnering interest from both library and retail customers. Baker & Taylor is honored to have university presses as publishing partners and we look forward to continuing to support their publishing efforts in the future. Again, congratulations to the university presses on a successful year!


We are so pleased to be celebrating University Press Week with Baker & Taylor. Partners like B&T, and the bookstores and libraries they serve, are key supports to the work university presses do to publish vitally necessary knowledge and expertise. To be able to #LookItUP, we need everyone from the scholar to the person who finally puts a book or journal in a reader’s hands (or on their screen!)

--Peter Berkery, AAUP Executive Director


Barbara Kline Pope

Barbara Kline Pope recently assumed leadership of the Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP), the largest journal publication program of any U.S. university. JHUP publishes more than 85 journals and its books division has more than 3,000 titles and publishes 150 new books annually. Pope, who previously spent 34 years with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, has a collaborative leadership style and is known for pioneering efforts in the digital realm. Baker & Taylor talked with Pope.

Christie Henry

Christie Henry recently assumed leadership of the Princeton University Press (PUP), an independent publisher with close formal and informal connections to Princeton University. Previously, Henry worked with the University of Chicago Press, where she started in 1993 as an editorial assistant and rose through the ranks, eventually being promoted to editorial director.  Credited for possessing a bold, creative and intelligent leadership, Henry is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned a certificate in leadership strategies for book publishing from the Yale Publishing Program. Baker & Taylor talked with Henry.